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just one company makes it. lisa stark has details. >> reporter: with so many children fightg the h1n1 virus, there has been a huge demand for the liquid pediatric version of tamiflu. the government has now released its entire emergency supply. >> one of the reasons to release the stockpile is to make sure that no child is without medicines who needs to have medicines. >> reporter: it's hard to quantify exactly how much of a shortage there is of the pediatric tamiflu. at this maryland pharmacy, they're only able to get enough for about one patient a month. so pharmacists a making their own children's liquid tamiflu by taking the more powerful adult capsules and diluting them. >> this has to be made this way for the foreseeable future. >> reporter: why the shortage of tamiflu? the drug is made by just one company, roche pharmaceuticals. roche didn't invent tamiflu but bought the license to manufacture this now-critical drug. it's become a huge moneymaker. sales quadrupled over the past year. despite the shortage of liquid tamiflu, roche says there are plenty of capsules for both adults
. lisa ling has a look at efforts to keep the industry clean. >> see? darren james. >> reporter: darren james once led a busy life as a porn star. at the height of your career how many women were you having sex with? >> sometimes it could be ten women in an orgy scene, nonstop. >> reporter: all part of a job darren did successfully for nearly eight years. until 2004 when darren got the call all porn performers dread. >> i get that call, everything stops. i had the virus. my whole world just crashed. >> reporter: so, you don't know how you got infected? >> i don't. >> reporter: did you infect people? >> three girls. i ew them. i felt bad. >> reporter: darren's hiv infection shut down southern california's porn industry for a month. and when his identity as the original infection was made public, he says the isolation that followed drove him to attempt suicide. >> i know porn ain't the best business in thworld but it's all i had. >> reporter: darren is now campaigning to make condom use mandatory in adult film. he predicted years agois infection would not be the last the industry would se
all of the 19 name brand products studied and the consumer group says that could be dangerous. lisa stark has more. >> reporter: "consumer reports" says the results of its bpa tests offer a snapshot of what consumers will find in the grocery store. and they say it is not a pretty picture. >> "consumer" cannot tell how much bpa may have gotten into the food in any canned food item that they pick up, and the story here is, you don't know. and you can't know. >> reporter: bpa is a chemical that has long beensed from everything in baby bottles to the lining of canned goods. some studies have linked bpa exposure to reproductive problems and increased risk of cancer and diabetes. consumers union found the highest levels of bpa in canned goods. del monte green beans and progresso vegetable soup. >> one serving for a small child of those green beans would actually cause that child to ingest a dose close to the level that already causes harm in animal studies. >> reporter: the tests even found the chemical in vital choice canned tuna, marketed as bpa-free. the company says it is dismayed and
they say there's nothing out of line. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: in a washington, d.c. conference room, experts from around the country gathered to scour for even the smallest clues that the h1n1 vaccine is causing dangerous reactions. dr. bruce gellen is the government's point man for the vaccine and says of the millions who have received the vaccine so far there have been 302 reported side effects. >> mostly sore arms, malaise, fever, things like that. >> reporter: nothing that would raise a red flag to y, oh-oh, this vaccine may not be safe? >> we're looking hard. we have many different systems in place. so far we haven't seen anything that worries us. >> reporter: the government's massive surveillance effort involves cross-checking lists of those who have received the vaccine with any later reports of health problems. data will come from health records from the department of defense, veteran affairs, the indian health service, medicare. and even from private health care plans covering 20 million americans. doctors and the public can also report side effects to a government vaccine
's raising customers concerns about passenger safety. lisa stark has more. >> reporter: as planes began backing up around the country, on the ground and in the air, the faa scrambled to unravel the glitch in the air traffic control system. >> i just walked in the airport, looked at the board, it said your flight's canceled. >> i'm tired and i'm frustrated. >> reporter: no one was going anywhere fast. extensive delays stretch from new york to atlanta to houston. by one calculation, the glitch may have caused as many as 2,000 flight delays. the problem began shortly after 5:00 a.m. eastern when a single circuit board failed in an air traffic control center in salt lake city. it meant controllers around the nation were no longer receiving information about flights electronically. instead, they had to resort to phone calls and manually inputting flight information into their computers. >> you have to type it into the computer and it's time-consuming and cumbersome. rather than the computer transferring that data around from air traffic control facility to facility. >> reporter: abc news lea
and the eye-opening figures about the number of illnesses and deaths. >> lisa stark reports from pennsylvania where vaccine production is stepping up. >> reporter: the new numbers expected from the centers for disease control today are likely to say some 4,000 americans have now died from the h1n1 flu. that's three times as many as earlier estimates. now, the cdc says that's not because the epidemic is more deadly than thought, but simply that they are recalculating the numbers to get a more accurate picture of the toll of this flu. the new numbers expected from the cdc will be based on a computer model looking at surveillance systems that the cdc uses to track influenza. systems such as hospitalizations, lab testing, and emergency room visits. thbest protection remains the vaccine. and there are still long lines to get it. here at sanofi pasteur, they are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. this is the only company that is making the h1n1 shot in the united states. and has produced half of the nation's supply so far. sanafi promised 20 million doses by the end of october but delivered
the passengers. washington has been released on bail. >>> in orlando, former astronaut lisa nowak has pled guilty in connection with a bizarre plot to attack a romantic rival. before enis tensing novak apologized to colleen shipman for the pain she caused. it's been nearly three years since nowak drove across the country and confronted shipman in a parking lot. nowak will serve one year of probation. >>> a jury has delivered a stunning defeat to government in its first bid to prosecute corporate fraud related to the economic crisis. two former bear stearns hedge fund managers were found not guilty of lying to investors. their funds bet heavily in a subprime morage market at the heart of the economic collapse. prosecutors may now be less likely to bring cases like this to trial. >>> that cbs producer accused of blackmailing david letterman made his first appearance in court. joe halderman's lawyers tried to convince the judge to throw out the case. they claimed it was all a big misunderstanding. abc's carla wohl has the details. >> reporter: a clean-shaven joe halderman appeared in court where his
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